Sharpie Metallic Silver 2-Pack Permanent Marker Pens (1-Card)
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48 of 49 found the following review helpful:
Perfect for dark surfaces Dec 13, 2009
By James Q. Smith
Sharpie makes a load of different color Sharpie markers, but none that comes out well against black, or similar dark background.
If you own brick power supplies, cables, DVD or BD players, many come in basic black. How do you label or mark these items, other than using white tape to write on with a black Sharpie?
Previously, the way to write on black was with a white paint or similar color oil based paint pen, made by Sharpie and others. These pens cost 3-4x more, dry out faster, need to be started before it writes, writes unevenly, but certainly was better than nothing.
Sharpie has succeeded in making a type of ink that provides a white like color, in this case silver. They did it by creating an ultra fine silverish powder dissolved in the same solvent used for their color markers. The result is a pen with ink that has all the same qualities as its standard markers, near the same cost, and the effectiveness of white paint on black backgrounds. But even more, the paint is more 'reflective' in low light conditions, creating a low cost reflector effect.
The metallic paint is as 'permanent' as the other markers, and eventually they do come off. But the pen is so easy to use, and cheap, that its effortless to re-write a label as needed.
What takes the ink off? Washing in hot water, constant rubbing, underwater submersion for multiple hours, extensively sunlight exposure, to name a few. But if the items are kept out of direct sunlight, and rarely touched, such as labels on items, it has remained on for years. I know, I've used Sharpies for over 10 years, and its the best marker pen I've used.
I buy black markers by the dozen. Its also really made in USA.
25 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Tough stuff Jan 12, 2009
By joseph scott
I am an employee at a National Computer Repair depot. We use these markers for silver surfaces. they dry quick, leave a thick coat and are more durable than the original paint job. If this color is a match for what your using it on, you wont be disappointed. We have used this on hard plastic and metal.
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
WORKS GREAT Jan 27, 2010
By Sandra Lee Linton
I have been searching for something that would write on black cloth and finally found it. These pens work great on darker fabric and do not cause a mess, as some of the liquid pens, or paint do.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
stores well Jun 18, 2009
By Chen Sun
I generally don't like markers, especially rarely-used ones as this metallic one. So, here, after one use, I sealed them back in the package.
Typically, markers then quickly dry out. After a year of storage, this still works!
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
This is NOT a fine point marker, and not permanent Oct 29, 2011
By Amazon User
I have so many black cables from various computer and electronic items. Many of those cables I don't even remember what device they are for, so I decided I needed a white marker to label them. These markers are gray, which is fine for labeling black stuff. The ink dries fairly fast.
The one problem I have with these markers is that they are NOT fine point like it says on the package. The writing comes out pretty thick, and I wasn't pressing that hard. I tried writing the number "6", which is supposed to have a dot in it, and the letter "B", which is supposed to have 2 dots in it, but all those dots were filled in since the marker is so thick. When you're trying to label black cables, there really isn't much space for you to write on, so you need a fine point marker. Unfortunately these are not fine point.
EDIT: It's now a couple weeks after I got these, and the ink on a cable I had written on has smeared. So it is not permanent like the product description says.
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